“Safe area” legislation threatens to shut down peaceful prayer vigils

A Bill that would legalize the implementation of so-called “safe areas” around selected abortion centres in New Zealand has been introduced to Parliament and passed its first reading. The Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill was introduced by…

40 Days for Life kicks off in 567 locations

A global effort to end abortion through peaceful presence outside abortion centres, prayer, and fasting has kicked off in 567 cities. You will know this life-saving pro-life activity as 40 Days for Life.  Begun in 2004, the peaceful effort has…

New Zealand Family Planning expands its abortion business

With the passing of the Abortion Legislation Act, New Zealand Family Planning has expanded its abortion services. In late 2020 Whangarei Family Planning clinic widened its services to provide early medical abortions. The Charitable Trust which unashamedly proclaims they “are…

The impact of prayerful vigil – stories from the Street

Often the impact of standing in prayer and witness outside an abortion facility goes unnoticed by those who make sacrifices to be there. At times, prayer volunteers may wonder how, or even if, they can save lives. Yet prayer and…

Auckland DHB’s looking for abortion providers

A call for registrations of interest to provide first trimester surgical and medical abortions in the wider Auckland area has been tabled. Auckland, Counties Manukau, and Waitemata District Health Boards have combined a tender for abortion services. Their intention is…

National March for Life is a voice for pre-born children at Parliament

Over a thousand people gathered from all over New Zealand in the nation’s capital, Wellington, on Saturday for the National March for Life. A joyful atmosphere was apparent throughout the family-friendly event which exists to celebrate the value of life…

Abortion, the greatest destroyer of peace: Respect Life Month Day 10

In 1979, Mother Teresa was granted the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poorest of the poor. In her acceptance speech she boldly proclaimed that "the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion". The saint's wise words acknowledge the…

Pray outside an abortion centre: Respect Life Month Day 3

Praying outside places where abortion take place is a powerful witness and act of love. When we cast aside all fear, and stand as witnesses to the atrocity that takes place in the building, begging God for mercy, and being…

Saint Gianna’s Home for Mothers and Babies opens in Auckland

Saint Gianna's Home for Mothers and Babies, serving pregnant mothers who face many difficulties, has opened in Auckland. The Home provides a safe and positive home for mothers who need urgent accommodation because of their particular situation.  Often, mothers will…